Welcome to Year 5 


It’s been another busy week here in Year 5.

In Talk for Writing the children have continued learning about explanation texts. This week the children have learnt more about how to write this style of text and have created their toolkits, ready to use next week. We will be completing some shared writing on about a bedroom tidying machine – I can only apologize about not being able to create this marvellous contraption in real life.

In Science the class have been learning about day and night and the phases of the moon. We also got to have some fun with shadows whilst exploring when the sun is the highest in the sky. Ask your child what they can tell you about this topic. Maybe you could try some moon-spotting and ask your child if they know what moon phase they can see.

During our theme lessons, we have been learning about time zones and the importance of the Greenwich Meridian. We have also been developing our art skills. The children have created some beautiful paintings in the style of aboriginal art.

It was wonderful to see how many children had conquered Cogenhoe (as part of Project Conquer) We had a celebration assembly to congratulate these children and they had a tasty afternoon tea.

I am continuing to see so much homework, well done Year 5!

Week 1

Well, what a fantastic first week we have had! Everyone has been working hard and showing how truly ready for Year 5 they are.

In Talk for Writing the children have started to learn about explanation texts. Our unit of work is called The Teacher Pleaser Machine. The children will learn about how to write this sort of text before innovating and writing their own version. Part of the Talk for Writing approach, encourages children to understand new vocabulary, look at the picture of the key vocabulary poster. Ask your child if they can tell you the model text using the photo of the text map. They should also be able to add in the actions!

Year 5 have also started their history topic Explorers; I have been really impressed to see lots of homework starting to come into school, lots of which is to do with the topic. The children have been carrying out research about famous explorers and they really know a lot!

Our classroom is really taking shape with your children’s beautiful art work – it really looks amazing! The children completed some drawings to complement their learning about space in Science. I am so proud.

Welcome to Year 5


Hello Year 5 pupils and parents! I can’t wait for us to start an amazing journey of learning together. Your new classroom is ready to welcome you in September. Everything feels shiny and new, the only thing missing is you!

On this page you will find a variety of resources to support your child’s learning journey as well as a weekly blog of the Year 5 experiences.

I’m sure everyone will enjoy our exciting, new curriculum topics. This half-term our theme is ‘Explorers’. This is a history focused topic where children will be developing their understanding of the chronology of key events. Children will explore why explorations happened, the impact this had on British society in the 16th and 17th centuries as well as learning about famous explorers throughout history.

I will look forward to seeing you all very soon. For now, please click on the links below for more information.

Reminder: Meet the Teacher is on Thursday 2nd September at 5pm – Here we will discuss everything you need to know ready for Year 5.

Meet the Teacher Presentation: 

Meet the Teacher Year 5 Presentation SH

Newsletter Autumn 1:

Explorers newsletter Aut Term 1 2021

Homework Grid Autumn 1:

Homework grid

Year 5 Spellings: